SUPPORT the #firefighters battling the Overberg Fires  

OUR AIMS

The aims of the goFPA are to:

  • Ensure that all members comply with the legal requirements of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act.
  • Encourage integrated fire management for private landowners and public entities.
  • Prevent and control wildfires.
  • Manage wildfires in natural areas in order to maintain diversity of species and ecosystems.
  • Manage wildfire hazards so as to minimise the risk and any adverse consequences.

We provide an integrated community fire management service to members of the Association.

  • Develop and implement a Veldfire Management Strategy for the area;
  • Assist members to meet their responsibilities according to the Act, our constitution and our rules;
  • Improve the knowledge base to help land users implement integrated fire management strategies;
  • Improve awareness on integrated fire management and prevention and empower local communities to become more aware of the risks of fire;
  • Reduce fire risk associated with the occurrence of wildfires by devising integrated fire management plans;
  • Assist members with managing any incidents of wildfire as appropriate;
  • Represent landowners at local and provincial forums for veldfire management and report back to landowners on decisions that may impact them.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

A devastating fire season – the goFPA counts the costs

The 2018/19 fire season has become known as one of the most overwhelming in the history of the Overberg. While more than 30 wildfires burned during the season, 20 of these were very damaging and very costly. Many of these fires also affected more than one...

Why ecological burns?

Some fires you may see burning across the Overberg (March and early April) are actually ecological burns. These are prescribed burns that take extensive planning and resources. That’s not least to help reduce the risks of burning during the current fire season. Why do we support ecological burns? (And why are these burns important during March

Elgin wildfire brings a community together

Elgin Valley, 28 January 2019: A fire that started Thursday (24 January 2019) in the Van der Stel’s Pass close to Botriver has captured the essence of community spirit. The fire has brought farmers, local companies and fire-fighting authorities together in what has been a five-day intensive battle to control the blaze.

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

+27 (0) 28 425 1690

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